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Viacom18 to develop preschool series ‘Wissper’ licensing program in India

The German media companies — Studio 100 Media and m4e have signed a deal with Viacom18 Media that sees the animated preschool series Wissper debuting in India along with a consumer products roll-out. India’s leading Hindi entertainment channel has secured all rights for TV, digital and home entertainment as well as for licensing and merchandising for its subcontinent including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The show will be premiere on Nick Jr. India this autumn. Viacom18 Consumer Products is developing a licensing program for Wissper in India, with…

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TV Series Licensing 

Mia and me in the eye of several broadcasters

So much has Mia and me been liked that it has attracted the eyes of broadcasters from all around the world. Like for instance, Germany’s m4e has signed a number of global broadcast deals for this girl-skewing series. The show was acquired by m4e last June, when the company took a 45% stake in the international rights (excluding Italy) to the property. Hahn Film purchased the remaining 5% of Rainbow’s original 50% stake. Studio 100 then purchased a majority stake in m4e in January. The series has also been picked up in the Nordic…

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Brand Licensing 

Studio 100 completes its contract with m4e for acquisition

  Studio 100 has completed its contract with m4e regarding the former’s acquisition of the majority interest in the German brand management and media company. Under the terms of the agreement, Hans Ulrich Stoef will continue to serve as chief executive officer of m4e. In the course of the winding up, former members of the supervisory board of m4e namely Oliver Jansen, Ceese Wessels and Andreas Kinsky have resigned from their posts. The executive board of m4e has filed an application with the district court of Munich in order to…

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